Well our new pup Jackson is now 20 weeks old and weighs in at a trim 45 pounds. The large snow falls have made getting any outdoor training completed with any consistency very difficult but we do our best. We are still trying to explore new terrain and places as well as continue with our socialization to other dogs and people. We continue to work on basic obedience with sit, down, kennel, heel and recall. We started to introduce the whistle well. He loves the bumpers with the duck wings on them, but we have yet to introduce live birds and guns but hopefully the snow will go away and stay away allowing me the opportunity. Jackson is doing very well with his retrieves including singles and memory marks. We have started increasing distance to these marks and birdmen (helpers). He still has a bit of puppy ADD and gets side tracked by a leaf blowing along the ground or his check cord as it drags by. Frustrating at times, but really funny as well. Hannah is enjoying the extra work and training, but a little tired from being harassed all the time. Hannah loves to role in the snow and every time she does, Jackson comes running across the yard and pounces on her. Both get time alone outside as well which helps. We need it to warm up before attempting any water work but it won't be long now.